Students Enjoy Be A PAL Event During Catholic Schools Week
Holy Trinity Parish School students enjoyed BE A P.A.L. DAY (PEACEBUILDER AT LUNCH DAY) this week. This special day takes place during Catholic Schools Week, and as a PeaceBuilder & Compassionate School, it is an awesome opportunity for our students to live out our values. Formally celebrated as part of a National Mix it Up at Lunch Day, it was a day where we joined with thousands of schools around the globe to offer a similar experience and message. The message of our Be A P.A.L. Day is simple – encourage all to practice compassion daily in all of our interactions, be kind to everyone, give each other a chance, it matters how we treat each other, and we are all more alike than different (all of these are contained within the PeaceBuilder Pledge in some capacity, which we commit to live daily at Holy Trinity).
Specifically on Be A P.A.L. Day, we have students take a new seat in the cafeteria and sit with different classmates than they normally sit with and meet a “new” friend and/or get to know a classmate better (get outside their comfort zone and outside their normal friendship circle). Student Council representatives share question prompts with students to help them learn new ideas about one another: if you could have a superpower, what would it be? What is your favorite book/tv show/activity? It is a simple concept that can have profound positive implications.
Thank you to Tim Licktieg, our musician who joins us every year to provide tunes and dancing music for faculty and students, Jason's Deli for assisting in providing food with our faculty and staff who join students for lunch in the cafeteria on this day, and our counselor, Ms. Probus, who organizes the day's events.